[amsat-bb] Re: Camera on an antenna

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Mon Sep 10 14:51:49 PDT 2012

Hi James, W5AOO

To mount a camera on a beam in order to locate the moon to work
EME is a very bad procedure.

The correct procedure is to point the antenna system toward the Sun
and get the maximum Sun Noise on receiver.

As soon the maximum Sun Noise is received please calibrate the
Azimuth and the Elevation of your control box relative to the Sun

If the control box is well calibrated with the position of the Sun than
it will be very well calibrated also for the Moon position.

I use the above procedure for my antenna system and I am very happy
with it.

73" de 

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Luhn" <luhn at wt.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 7:22 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Camera on an antenna

> Please don't ya'll laugh too hard at me.  Has anyone ever mounted a 
> camera on a beam?  Now I am not trying to see AO40, but I would like to 
> simply double check the location of my beam for eme.  If anyone has 
> mounted a camera on a beam, I would be interested in what you used.  
> Yes, I know all about beam width vs the moon.  I just hate to call CQ 
> with my beams pointed to the ground due to some Murphy type of failure.
> 73,
> -james

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